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GOP push to attach amendments to unemployment bill fails

GOP push to attach amendments to unemployment bill fails

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- A deal fell apart to allow additional Republican amendments to a bill that would restore unemployment insurance payments to long-term jobless.
Gabrielle Levy
Are Democrats getting under Charles Koch's skin?

Are Democrats getting under Charles Koch's skin?

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Billionaire Charles Koch, attacked by Democrats for his large contributions to conservative causes, said he is the victim of "character assassination."
Frances Burns
Senate votes to end debate on unemployment insurance extension

Senate votes to end debate on unemployment insurance extension

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A measure to renew expired unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless took another key step forward in the Senate Wednesday morning.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate to vote on unemployment benefits this week

Senate to vote on unemployment benefits this week

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved forward a vote on a bill that would renew unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless Monday.
Gabrielle Levy
Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The Senate took another step towards passing an extension on emergency unemployment insurance Thursday, voting 65-34 to begin debate.
Gabrielle Levy
House sneaks Medicare patch in by voice vote

House sneaks Medicare patch in by voice vote

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Through tricky maneuvering Thursday, House GOP leaders snuck through the so-called "Doc Fix" to prevent a cut in Medicare payments before next week's deadline.
Gabrielle Levy
Dems drop IMF requirements in Ukraine bill

Dems drop IMF requirements in Ukraine bill

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Harry Reid said he would drop a provision demanding IMF reforms from the Senate version of the bill to send aid to Ukraine.
Gabrielle Levy
Voters still unfamiliar with Koch Brothers after Democratic attacks

Voters still unfamiliar with Koch Brothers after Democratic attacks

March 25 (UPI) -- A George Washington University battleground poll finds that liberal Democrats are much more likely to know -- and dislike -- Koch brothers.
Frances Burns

Reid: CIA appears to have been snooping on Senate investigation

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has asked the sergeant at arms to determine if the CIA snooped on an Intelligence Committee investigation.
Russia responds to U.S. sanctions with entry bans for U.S. leaders

Russia responds to U.S. sanctions with entry bans for U.S. leaders

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- Russia responded to new U.S. sanctions over the annexation of Crimea by barring nine U.S. legislators and security officials from entry Thursday.
Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer in Senate

Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The exiled spiritual leader of Tibet delivered the invocation Thursday in the U.S. Senate, the first time the Dalai Lama gave the invocation, records indicated.
Obama's choice for civil rights chief fails in Senate

Obama's choice for civil rights chief fails in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate rejected President Obama's civil rights nominee Wednesday because of criticism over his involvement in the defense of a convicted cop-killer.

The Issue: Tax reform legislation is Camp's sendoff

Despite indications that his bill was DOA, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp introduced draft legislation that would reform the byzantine -- some say draconian -- U.S. tax code.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

U.S. President Barack Obama may have declared 2014 a year of action in his State of the Union address but lawmakers last week moved quickly after returning from their recess to knock down expectations.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

GOP filibuster kills bill to expand veterans benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans used a filibuster to prevent a vote on expanded veterans benefits after Democrats blocked efforts to add an amendment on Iran sanctions.
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Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada, serving since 1987. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been the Senate Majority Leader since January 2007, having previously served as Minority Leader and Minority and Majority Whip.

Previously, Reid was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Nevada's 1st congressional district, and served in Nevada local and state government as city attorney of Henderson, a state legislator, Lieutenant Governor, and chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission.

Reid was born in Searchlight, Nevada, the third of the four sons of Inez Orena Jaynes, a laundress, and Harry Vincent Reid, a miner. His paternal grandmother was an English immigrant from Darlston, Staffordshire. Reid's boyhood home had no indoor toilet, hot water or telephone. Searchlight had no high school, so Reid boarded with relatives 40 miles away in Henderson, Nevada to attend Basic High School where he played football, and was an amateur boxer. While at Basic High he met future Nevada governor Mike O'Callaghan, who was a teacher there. Reid attended Southern Utah University and graduated from Utah State University. He then went to George Washington University Law School earning a J.D. while working for the United States Capitol Police.

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